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Jay Carney to Join CNN as Political Commentator (FishbowlDC)
Former White House press secretary Jay Carney has joined CNN as a political commentator Washington bureau chief Sam Feist announced Wednesday. His first assignment was on the network’s coverage pertaining to President Barack Obama’s remarks on ISIS. TVNewser “I’m thrilled to be joining CNN at a time when there is so much happening in the nation and the world,” said Carney. “Jay’s unique experience as both a journalist and a White House press secretary make him an invaluable voice for the network as we cover the final two years of the Obama Administration and look ahead to the coming campaigns,” said Feist. THR / The Live Feed Carney, who served as Time magazine’s Washington bureau chief before departing to the White House, resigned from his administration role on May 30. Within days, speculation swirled about which media role he would pursue — a book and a cable news job were both mentioned. On June 18, less than a month after leaving the White House, The Washington Post reported that CNN already had made “a fine offer” to Carney for a network role. Mediaite Carney’s new employer hardly comes as a surprise, as many expected him to join one of the three major cable networks after he stepped down from the podium in June — though his name was also bandied about for a position at Apple or a startup. Politico Carney said when he left the White House in May that he’d maintain a public presence in the media. He also signed with the Washington Speakers Bureau. Carney joins a long line of former White House press secretaries making the jump to cable: Robert Gibbs joined CNBC after leaving the White House, Dana Perino is currently a host on Fox News, and George Stephanopoulos is now an ABC News anchor.

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CNN Radio|Government Subsidy Study|NBC-Comcast Start FCC Review Process|NYT Gets New Commenting System|More iPad

TVNewser: CNN Radio cuts staff and reorganizes.

New York Times: A new study looks closely at government subsidies for journalism, why they are necessary, and why they are dropping.

Broadcasting & Cable: Comcast, NBC and General Electric have filed a merger application with the FCC, the first step to their deal being approved by the government commission.

E&P In Exile: The New York Times introduced a new commenting system on its Web site, which allows readers to recommend other comments and sort them the way they want.

AdAge: Some hard questions for print publishers to ask about the iPad.

Turning Successful Tech Brands Into Ad Network Dollars: 4 Questions For IDG CEO Bob Carrigan

carrigan.jpgIt’s tough to be a media company these days. But IDG, a leading technology company with publications like PC World and Macworld and their related brands, as well as events and a vertical ad network, seems to have girded itself against the worst.

IDG’s CEO, Bob Carrigan, told FishbowlNY that although 2009 was a tough year, the company has big plans for growth over the next three years. “The tech media category is not immune to the recession and has been challenged by that,” he said. “But our three-year plan calls for growth.”

That growth includes the less than two-year-old ad network, the IDG TechNetwork, which offers ad space inventory from 250 Web sites to technology marketers. Carrigan says its “one of the most successful businesses we’ve launched in a long time.”

After the jump, we talk to Carrigan about his company’s business model, the ad network and his plans for the future.

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